a testimonial from the blog Shards
Coale has put up on his site my photos of my R-D1
and Leica M2 "Golden Dragon"
with his wonderful straps. Looking through the
many photos I can only be amazed how good these straps look.
used my R-D1 extensively in Istanbul, all the time with the strap.
I cannot tell you well enough how liberating the experience was.
No more nagging feeling I might drop the camera accidentally. No
more heavy brick hanging around my neck after a long day. No more
sweaty, chafing neck strap in the heat of Istanbuli noon time. No
more worrying that my daughter might drop the camera (simply slip
the strap around her wrist and pull up the tightening ring). No
more lack of free hands to hold things, pay my bills, find change
in my pockets, shake hands, or whathaveyou.
you didn't invent the wrist strap but you sure make some really
to Rick Beckrich
straps are a great way to carry your camera. They secure the camera
to the wrist without getting in the way. If you need that extra
hand you can let it safely dangle from your wrist. Or you can let
it one end hang from the strap and cup the other end in your hand.
They can be on the right or left side of the camera depending on
your preference. There are a lot of ways to use the wrist strap.
rubber o-ring slides to reduce the strap opening. The strap comes
with a 1/2" split ring to attach to the camera.
wrist straps are large enough for most people but some people need
a larger strap. For those with larger hands (if you wear a large
glove) I have the Long strap and for those that need even more room
I have the Extra Long strap.
length lug-mount wrist straps are US$18, the Long lug-mount wrist
strap is $19, and the Extra Long wrist strap is $20.
great for rangefinders and SLRs.
not included with wrist straps, in case your were wondering.
is a note for Canon G series (G9, G10, G11, G12, etc.) owners.
The split ring on the lug mount strap just fits the G series Canon,
with a little effort. I've had complaints that it didn't fit. I
asked a G9 owner who had ordered a lug mount strap how it fit: "About
the ring, well, actually it's a little hard to set, but I think
this is because the G9 right hook is really small. Once is set this
seems to work perfect." I also received the following: "Getting
it on the G9 was no problem whatsoever. I used a small flat-bladed
screwdriver to hold the split ring open and then fed it through
the G9's lug. It took all of 30 seconds." So, it sounds like
the split-ring I put on my lug-mount wrist straps will work, or
you can find a smaller split-ring, but I think the string
wrist strap is a better choice. You decide.
natural strap and black thread
brown strap and blue thread
straps are often just there for insurance and aren't used to hang
the camera. But sometimes camera hanging happens and, if it's a
heavy camera, a little extra support comes in handy. Wrist pads
are 1" wide and 8 3/4" long. They are the same leather
as the straps and are available in the same colors. If you want
a wrist pad, it must be ordered with the strap. Wrist pads are an
additional US$13. See the Wrist
bumpers are an additional US$1 for the O-ring Strap Bumper and US$4
for the Octagonal and Integral Strap Bumpers. I think that, because
of the range of motion of a wrist strap, the Octagonal Strap Bumper
or the O-ring Strap Bumper would be the best choice. See the Strap
bumper page for more information.
choice of 1/4" wide natural, russet, dark brown, or black leather
with black, gray, white, red, green, blue, yellow, light brown,
brown, dark brown, raspberry, turquoise, orange, and hot pink .040" (1mm) diameter waxed heavy-duty
cord. Check out the Colors page.
O-ring strap bumper US$1
Octagonal strap bumper US$4
Integral strap bumper US$4